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Call For 2017 Award Nominations

The CCME president presents several awards during the CCME annual symposium luncheon, recognizing outstanding contributions and accomplishments of those supporting education among the military community. The CCME Executive Board is extending an invitation to award nominees to attend the CCME 2017 awards luncheon being held on March 7, 2017. The individual that nominated the award recipient in each category will receive a one year free individual membership or $50.00 credit toward a corporate membership for the next fiscal year.

 

Deadline for nominations was October 3, 2016.

 

Awards and Criteria:

John Brian Service and Leadership Award

John Brian was the Education Director at Norton AFB for many years. He was a member of CCMEA (California Colleges and Military Educators Association) when it was an organization only for military and civilian educators serving the military in California. John was instrumental in getting the organization to broaden its scope and change its name. He served as President 1977-1978. The John Brian Service and Leadership Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an employee of any branch of the United States Armed Services and must be directly involved in the delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs on a military installation.
  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's commanding officer or department head.
  • The nominee must have worked at least two years at the office level as an education services officer, education specialist, education counselor, or education technician.
  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in providing quality voluntary off-duty education programs at his/her military installation.
  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

William E. Kennedy Award

William Kennedy was Vice President and Head of Chapman College's (now Chapman University), regional education centers. Bill was one of the early pioneers in developing and implementing college degree programs at extension campus sites. Bill was a national advocate and avid supporter of the voluntary education program and was instrumental in founding the CCMEA (California Colleges and Military Educators Association) which later became CCME and served as the first elected President of the association. Sometime after Bill's death in 1985 the William Kennedy Award was established in his honor. The William E. Kennedy Award is given to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an employee of an institution offering a program of instruction at one or more military installations.
  • The program of instruction offered by the employing institution must be governed by the provisions of voluntary off-duty educations programs.
  • In addition, at their discretion, the Awards Committee may seek a written recommendation from the President, Vice-President, or Dean from the nominee's educational institution.
  • The nominee has been employed directly in the promotion and delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs for a period of at least three years.
  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in the delivery of quality programs to military installations.
  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

CCME Corporate Award

The CCME Corporate Award is presented to an organization in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military education. The recipient should be a corporation (profit or not-for-profit) that supplies quality education products or services to the armed services. The Corporate Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an organization directly involved in the support of voluntary off-duty education to the armed forces.
  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's institutional leader (president, CEO, etc.).
  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's organizational accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in supporting quality voluntary off-duty education to the armed services.
  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

CCME Institution Award

The CCME Institution Award is presented to a higher education institution in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military education. The recipient will be a college or university that supplies quality education programs to the armed services. The Institution Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be an institution directly involved in the support of voluntary off-duty education to the armed forces.
  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's institutional leader (president, provost, dean, etc.).
  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's organizational accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in supporting quality voluntary off-duty education to the armed services.
  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

Barry Cobb Government Organization Award

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions that government entities make to military education in honor of Dr. Barry Cobb who retired after serving as Director of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) from 1981-2005. Dr. Cobb reflected on his government career saying, "We should all feel a strong sense of accomplishment for our efforts to provide educational opportunities to the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. I know our work has changed lives and provided so many individuals a chance to grow personally and professionally." The Barry Cobb Government Organization Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be a government organization directly involved in the delivery of voluntary off-duty education programs to the military.
  • The Awards Committee, at its discretion, may seek a written recommendation from the nominee's government agency (director, president, etc.).
  • The Awards Committee shall ascertain that the nominee's accomplishments are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in providing quality voluntary off-duty education programs or services.
  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

CCME Advisory Council on Military Education (ACME) Award

The CCME Advisory Council on Military Education (ACME) Award is presented to an ACME in recognition of its significant contributions to the cause of military and/or veteran education. ACMEs strive to promote, support, and deliver the highest quality education in their respective states/regions within all branches of the Armed Services by encouraging educational institutions to be innovative and flexible in meeting the needs of their Military & Veteran students. The CCME ACME Award is provided to a nominee meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee should be a state or regional ACME officially formed and operating at the time of nomination.
  • The Awards Committee and CCME ACME Liaison shall ascertain that the ACME's accomplishments and service are deserving of the award, and that these accomplishments demonstrate the nominee's dedication and leadership in promoting, supporting, and/or delivering quality education programs and services for our Armed Services members, Veterans, and their families.
  • If a nominee has been the recipient of any CCME Award in the past 5 years they are deemed an ineligible nominee.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Ms. Desiree Butts, CCME Awards Chair, at 571.419.4922 or dbutts@nu.edu.

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